May I suggest to the minister that many of us are much disturbed about this matter. Could not a small committee of the house be set up on the understanding that any reading of the evidence would be regarded by them as confidential, so far as the safety of the country is concerned?
Mr. ST. LAURENT: I have no objection to the evidence given by Doctor Shugar being made available to a small committee, provided of course the members of that committee would say that they would not use the information they would gain from a perusal of the evidence, or that they would not themselves publish the information which they might have gained through such perusal. I understand that it will be rather difficult to draw a line. If some hon. members differed from us on the question whether the making of certain things known would endanger the safety of the state, it would be difficult to discuss such disagreement without referring to what is in the evidence. However, if the leaders wish to have a _small committee join with me to go over it, I should have no objection.
Subtopic: OFFICIAL SECRETS ACT-DOCTOR DAVID SHUGAB